Originally Posted by zeplin
no one is talking about transforming the headphone into a completely different headphone...that is obvious. most of the discussions that go on around here are about small differences and or changes that we as headphone freaks, regard as being larger than they really are. and we are also NOT talking about which headphone fits your preference more (600/650 or CD3000). please don't start with the infamous 600 vs CD3000 war!
they have nothing to do with anything right now.
the whole point in bringing up the comparison of the panty hose tweak was to show that materials can affect the sound in sometimes big ways. there is a difference between an HD650 with the stock foam, and an HD650 without the stock foam (go read the thread about the member who hated the 650 at first but now loves them because of the pantyhose mod). i didn't ever say it transforms the headphone nor did i or anyone else say it would turn a headphone you don't like into a headphone you do like. again, that is obvious given the fact that a tweak in of itself means to me, a relatively small change. moreover, when i hear the word tweak
used in respect to audio products, i think of slight changes, not huge gigantic changes.
i agree with tom in that the tweaks Xanadu777 is performing with the cables and wood cups is beyond the category of tweaking and should be considered as flat out altering the headphone (this is regardless of how many "tweaks" you combine at once).
anyways, those things mentioned above are far from the point of the main issue at hand...they are just tangents. so, judging from what i see in Xanadu777's pictures of the inside of a CD3k, any material change/swap will result in at least some sort of sonic difference because of the many ports (it does not matter about what material it is covering the port holes, they are still holes that let the sound through). that is all a person is after when he/she tweaks an audio product. with that, added to the fact that a woodied out CD3k looks absolutely incredible and stunning, i would at least give it a try. but that's just me. sov, i realize you have a different opinion, but don't go around saying it won't really affect the sound, especially when you haven't heard it yet.
PS>>>please try to use periods. they really help make your posts a lot more clear and coherant. thanx!
Once you open a CD3000 yourself
, you will see what we are talking about. IIRC all those ports are completely covered, and not only by the cloth, also by about 1/8'' or more of plastic, that completely seat over them. IIRC there is no holes or space for the air to come through, maybe in the beginning those were intended to be left open, like the ones on the Senns, and for some reason they decided later to cover them, I don't know. maybe they work as an aperiodic port, but I would not consider this enclosure as a ported one, OTOH the picture does not shows how this two parts assemble, FYI, one covers completely the other...
OTOH, I do not stated this comment about the HD600 (not 650, I have never heard this one) as to define my preferences one more time, you are all sick of those threads, same as I do, but just to clear that the changes are not that big
, as if they were that big, maybe I would liked the HD600, and this was not the case, so the changes IME and IMO
were extremely subtle (if any)....
About the cable, for sure it will be a great mod, the stock is nothing fancy, and this is not a secret, it will be a hell of a change
, but for some and improvement, but maybe others find the changes not that good, if they like it great, (and maybe I will do, after I try them, BTW I never refused that idea), just that for now, I can't afford it, and honestly, me personally, do not feel the need of it. I'm extremely pleased with the "stock" sound...
Once I hear a CD3000 with those mods, I would be more than happy to state if I like or not those, for now I don't know how big or small the changes could be, neither you, so we both are just "assuming" and "guessing", for good or bad, right? You believe they will be big, I believe they will be subtle, but at least I have the headphone in front of me, and had open them a few times, and I have an idea of what we were talking here, see the difference?
BTW, I don't know if you do not like the CD3000, nor have them, why are you so interested in this mods
BTW, I prefer to try them first, even Larry made me an offer yesterday, and I'm seriously considering it now......period, hearing is believing...!!!!